OP 15362-776

(Documentary Artifact): Two b/w photographic prints of a portrait of Jose Antonio Morales. Notes on the verso of the print indicate that he was born in Pauma and is nearly 100 years old. See also OP 15362-776; notes on this print state that he is 98 years old.

Notes on verso of prints:
Image 1: OP 15362-776/ 86:15900-1768/IN REF BOOK/[Written by Davis:] Jose Antonio Morales/ born at Pauma/ nearly 100 yrs old/ Mch 1920
Image 2: [Same as Image 1]

According to additional information provided on 12/2011 by Richard Carrico, a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: See comments on OP 15362-778. Morales may well have been approximately 100 years old when this photo was taken. He is listed as 78 years old on the 1900 census. He angered some Kumeyaay by getting involved with the manufacture of death images and providing the images and other sacred materials to Ed Davis who thanks Morales in the article he wrote on Death Images, see: Edward Davis. Early Cremation Ceremonies of the Diegueño Indians. Indian Notes and Monographs. Heye Foundation, 1921.